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'''Luigi Pirandello''' (; Girgenti,today known as Agrigento|Agrigento, 28 June 1867 – Rome 10 December 1936) was an Italians|Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays.[https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1934/pirandello-bio.html Luigi Pirandello] He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre."[https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1934/press.html Award Ceremony Speech] Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian language|Sicilian. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd.
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1867|6|28}}
Birth placeGirgenti (Agrigento), Sicily, Kingdom of Italy|Italy
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1936|12|10|1867|6|28}}
Death placeRome, Italy
OccupationWriter
NationalityItalian nationality law|Italian
EthnicityItalians|Italian
Alma materUniversity of Bonn
GenreDrama, novel, poetry
SubjectInsanity, humour
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